2. If 1 in 2,000 girls are born with Turner Syndrome, the odds of 2 little girls with the syndrome meeting each other in line at their kindergarten orientation must be, well, too serendipitous for even the oddsmakers.
4. Even before she was born, Eleanor “Ellie” Mae suffered a broken bone. She was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta while still in utero.
5. For 14-year-old Matt Hill, the news that he needed scoliosis surgery was far from welcome. It meant the roller coaster aficionado had to keep two feet on the ground and sit out the coaster season last summer.
6. Congenital heart disease (CHD), a type of defect in one or more structures of the heart or blood vessels, occurs in 8 out of every 1,000 births. Thanks to continued advances in fetal imaging and surgical interventions, more children born with congenital heart defects are not only surviving but thriving into adulthood.
7. Adyson Zavara had just celebrated her 2nd birthday when she and her family received news no one ever wants to hear: She has leukemia.
8. Oh, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby! Hannah and Jacob Merton began their journey to quintuplet parenthood. The Barberton couple joined a select few couples with births of 5 or more babies cared for by Akron Children’s!
9. Thanks to ketamine infusions, an innovative treatment now available in Akron Children’s Pain Center, Gianna Pennell is mostly pain-free, back at school, and living her life like a normal teen again.